NCEA Level 2 Biology

12BIO
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms J. Robertson

Recommended Prior Learning

Year 11 Science; gaining 12 credits in NCEA Level 1 Science.


Biologists and students studying biology want to explain the nature of living things and to understand where and how life is evolving, how evolution links life processes and ecology, and the impact that humans have on all forms of life.

What will I do in Level 2 Biology? 

We will provide you with the knowledge, understanding, and skills that enable you to be ‘scientifically literate citizens. You will develop an understanding of how biological theories and ideas have evolved over time and as technology has improved. Practical investigations will provide you with opportunities to experience how scientists learn more about living organisms. 

What will I learn in Level 2 Biology? 

  1. learn about the diverse ways in which animals and plants carry out life processes 

  2. be able to explain how the interaction between ecological factors and natural selection leads to genetic change within populations

  3. carry out an investigation that includes developing your understanding of the relationship between the investigation and scientific theory 


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  


Departments:

Biology, Science



Pathway

NCEA Level 3 Biology, NCEA Level 3 Science

Pharmacologist
Biologist
Ecologist
Nature conservation officer
Biotechnologist
Forensic scientist
Government agency roles
Science writer
Teacher

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

Course Contribution: $20 (Science Pad)
Stationery Requirements: 2 x 2B8


Disclaimer

Standards shown on courses are only an indication and not all may be offered at the time of study.